Chapter 5: Understanding Linux Data Files and Scripts

A chapter in the Linux Programming Bible; see the Table of Contents for more.


In order to interact with the Linux system, you need to know some details about where information is stored and how services are invoked. In this chapter, you will learn how to access the system's account databases, details about the shadow password system, information about groups and the group file, details about system initialization and shutdown, and information about network configuration.

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